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Travel to Greece by Plane

Travel to Greece by Plane

Flights to Greece

The easiest and fastest way to get to Greece is by airplane, and you can reach an airport close to your Greek destination either by direct flight from Europe, or via a connection in Athens. Especially in the peak season, the offer of flights to Greece is great. This is very often the case for cheap flights. This is partly due to the excellent price-performance ratio for flights and accommodations, which allow a multi-day holiday at a fair price. The result is not only cheap flights to the holiday region, but also cheap hotel deals.

Greece also has much to offer on the mainland, although most tourists prefer to visit the neighboring Greek Mediterranean islands. In particular, a flight to the capital Athens is worthwhile, which presents imposing buildings such as the Acropolis. This is the most famous building of the city fortress in ancient Greece.
There are 47 airports in Greece designated as “International” and biggest are:

  • Eleftherios Venizelos Intl Airport (Athens, Greece) AIA
  • Makedonia Airport (Thessaloniki, Greece) SKG
  • Kazantzakis Airport (Heraklion, Greece) HER
  • Diagoras Airport (Rhodes, Greece) RHO
  • Kapodistrias Airport (Corfu, Greece) CFU

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Athens Airport

Athens International Airport”Eleftherios Venizelos”, commonly initialized as “AIA” serves the city of Athens. AIA showed passenger traffic in excess of 21 million passengers in 2017 and it is considered as one of the busiest airports in Europe.
Flights from Athens to some of the most popular Greek Islands only take about 50-70 minutes while ferries take up to 10+ hours. In other words, always start by searching for flights to the Greek islands before looking into ferries.

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Railway and Metro

A Metrostation is immediately adjacent to the airport terminal, accessible by an elevated walkway. Line 3 of the Athens Metro runs directly from Airport to Agia Marina station, via Syntagma square.

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Four bus lines (X93, X95, X96, X97) connect directly the intercity bus stations.

Greek Islands with Airports

Below you’ll find a short list of the Greek Islands that do have airports.
• Chios (JKH) • Chania (CHQ) • Corfu (CFU) • Heraklion (HER) • Ikaria (JIK) • Ioannina (IOA) • Kefalonia (EFL) • Kos (KGS) • Leros (LRS) • Lesvos (MJT) • Milos (MLO) • Mykonos (JMK) • Naxos (JNX) • Paros (PAS) • Rhodes (RHO) • Samos (SMI) • Santorini (JTR) • Skiathos (JSI) • Skyros (SKU) • Syros (JSY) • Zakynthos (ZTH)

Flight to the Greek Islands: Experience rich life along the sandy beaches
Real tourist magnets are the beach bars and nightclubs along the endless sandy beaches on islands such as Crete, Rhodes, Corfu, Kos or even Chalkidiki.
Here is especially a lot of live music on the program, which makes this party region something different from other well-known centers in the world.

Airlines to Greece: Air China| Alitalia| Czech Airlines| Air Berlin| Air France| British Airways| EasyJet| German Wings| Iberia|KLM| Lufthansa| Austrian Airlines| Turkish Airlines| Aegean Airlines| Aer Lingus| Aeroflot| Etihad Airways| Luxair| Qatar Airways| Air Baltic| Brussels Airlines|Gulf Air| Malév| TAP Portugal| SAS Scandinavian Airlines.

Getting to Greece from U.S.A., Canada & South America

If you live in USA, Canada or South America the only way to get to Greece is by airplane. There are few airlines that offer non-stop flights to Athens from big US cities , most via a connection from another european city.

Getting to Greece from Europe

All major European airlines fly to Athens on a daily basis and large ferry boats connect Italy with the west coast ports of Greece.